Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all in my abode,
I was rushing and packing and on super knit mode.
I was geared up for a long drive to family so dear,
and visions of this stunner would sure soon appear.
I filled up the car with trinkets and toys,
some for the girls and some for the boys.
(A tiny interlude in the midst of this tale,
but I had to show off this most cutest female
baby clothing I made, for a dear friend’s new kid;
I was pressed to finish it but I’m so glad I did.)
When I arrived at the house I was jumping with glee,
for at the door waiting was hot mama and baby!
X-Mas eve was upon us, when all in her bed,
little Elliot dreamt of soccer balls flying ’round her head.
Now Carly, now Michael, now Elliot three;
what gracious hosts and a lovely little family!
When I in my PJs and presents all wrapped,
had just settled down with a nice strong nightcap,
when there at the door there arose such a bang,
I slammed down the drink and then up I sprang.
T’was Oma! And Gramps! From far away Maine!
(and yes, that’s my mama, of Masters CrossFit fame.)
On the day of the Yule we all created a feast,
even if I did get my hand stuck up a beast.
(And pardon you must for my stringy-ass hair,
but I’m pretty sure I lost my hair tie up there.)
We ate very hearty, drank lots and spoke long,
and even had time for a good photobomb.
Gramps read us a story,
we got ready for bed,
and Mike even found a crown
for his gigantic head!
We all snuggled in and the very next day,
I was so very excited to give knitwear away!
The gloves were a hit,
the infinity scarf a hoot,
and there even were sightings of some wee tiny fruit!
Even Windsor the dog got in on the gag,
and luckily Elle had a purse for all of her swag.
The holiday was restful, and made me recall
what I love and hold dear on this earth above all.
Family, friends, good cheer, and good eats,
love, my knitting, and tiny little feet.
It was over too quickly, but a wonderful break.
A long drive to PA that I was happy to make.
And as I got in my car and drove back to the South,
“Merry Christmas to all…ELLE! NOT IN YOUR MOUTH!”